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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 24, 2007 7:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mental Devastation

I finally got a chance to look at the Rolling Stone top 100 guitarist list. If this had been reversed my mind would have imploded. They would have heard me crying in space.

86 Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath
87 Joan Jett

But since they didn't, all is right with the world. Hold the tickets to the funny farm until next week.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 25, 2007 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

when I looked at the list yesterday I found myself checking to see where Iommi showed up and when I saw him just above Joan Jett I started laughing because I knew the potential consequences if those had been reversed. Glad to see that your brain has survived.

Pete Townsend was the guy that made me think about playing a guitar. Loved the windmill and sliding across the stage etc. Grew out of that but still thought he could write a great song.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 25, 2007 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Yes, certain disaster narrowly averted. And if they were going to throw Joan Jett on there, why didn't they add Lita Ford also?
I Love Rock and Roll is the only hit she had. And that gets you into the top 100? I do remember her doing a cover of Little Drummer Boy on the soundtrack of some sissy ass Andrew McCarthy movie.
And how did they leave Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi off? That is the biggest injustice of that entire list.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 25, 2007 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Didn't she cover Crimson and Clover also? I also seem to recall that she was in an all girls band that had some critical acclaim. The Runaways? With Lita Ford? There is absolutely no good reason I should remember any of this.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 25, 2007 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

She did remake Crimson and Clover didn't she. Maybe that's the movie soundtrack song I'm thinking of. The Runaways, that just might be the first all-girl hard rock group.
If they were going on songwriting ability, which I'm assuming they did, (otherwise Kurt Cobain doesn't make the list) what happened to Chrissie Hynde? The Pretenders had quite a few good hit tunes. I'd take her over JJ any day.
But I think I may be giving Rolling Stone too much credit. I'm actually suprised they didn't have Edgar Winter on the list. He played one of those synthesizer keyboards that was strapped on like a guitar. With Rolling Stone's loose qualifications of "great guitar player" I would have thought that qualified him.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 25, 2007 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation (10 favorite guitarists)

In no particular order, and just off the top of my head:

jerry garcia
manitas de plata
bill frisell
henry kaiser
django reinhardt
sol hoopii
robert fripp
lowell george
james blood ulmer
keith levene

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Oct 26, 2007 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation (10 favorite guitarists)


no orders

jerry
edward van halen
billy zoom
tom verlaine
tony iommi
scott gorham
jimmy page
david gilmour
greg ginn
mississippi john hurt
mikael akerfeldt
east bay ray
skip james
keith richards
buck dharma
thurston moore/lee renaldo
angus young
sir richard bishop


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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 26, 2007 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation (10 favorite guitarists)

No one thinks Zappa deserves mention?

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 24, 2007 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

All right. Then let's come up with a list of my top 10 favorite guitar pickers.
No particular order really.

1.Eddie Van Halen
Tony Iommi
David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Kirk Hammett/James Hetfield (it's like a two-headed monster)
Jim Matheos of Fates Warning (go and do some homework)
B.B. King
Joe Satriani
Angus and Malcolm Young (another two-headed monster)
Jerry Garcia

All number ones in my book.
And some food for thought.
Which guitar player has inspired more people to pick up a guitar than any other player in history?
He's not even that good and might have a hard time making a top 200 list. But for shear cool shit. Ace Frehley!!! The Spaceman. Exploding guitar!!!!
And I said "inspired."


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Poster: mcglone Date: Oct 25, 2007 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

no order here except for number one... garica's many incarnations will undoubtly always have him sitting on top of my list.

jer
lenny breau
jimi hendrix
django reinhart
michael hedges
radim zenkl (he plays a little bit of everything really, really well)
chet atkins
tony rice
stevie ray vaughn
jeff healey


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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 25, 2007 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Richard Thompson - everyone else living can get in line....

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 25, 2007 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Good angle to ask about what our personal list of top guitarists would be. For me, I would list the following (in no particular order)
Jerry
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Pat Metheny
Wes Montgomery
Paco De Lucia
David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Duane Allman
Derek Trucks
Bela Fleck
John Mayer
Henry Garza
Lowell George
Carlos Santana
Steve Kimock

Again, this is a personal list only.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 25, 2007 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Nice call on Wes Montgomerey, he definitely qualifies as a monster player. And two thumbs way up on Paco. Friday Night in SF is one of the greatest guitar albums of all time.

Of course these player lists are personal preference. Some guys play one note and it gives you goosebumps. Jerry's solos in Morning Dew. Gilmour's solo in Comfortably Numb. Listen to Randy Rhoads solo in Mr. Crowley. I know it's metal, but it's perfect, dripping with melody. I have been listening to these songs forever and they get me every time.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 25, 2007 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Johnny Winter - #74

Johnny Ramone - #16

Joni Mitchell - #72 when did Joni surpass JW in the guitar slinging department

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Oct 25, 2007 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

I think it was when she laid waste to the landscape with her acoustic shred masterpiece "Big Yellow Taxi."
Old Johnny had a hard time holding a candle to that one.
And she did have a couple of really jazzy albums where the playing was just phenomenal. Oh wait, that was Jaco doing the playing. Scratch that last one.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 25, 2007 4:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mental Devastation

Okay Okay - I'll give her the nod on that

But #74 definitely has her beat in the Coolness department, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrU8f9YRPhQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VW4hSv-QLg